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Wabash Co. drivers asked to be patient with messy roads

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WABASH CO., IL (WFIE) -

Wabash County drivers are being asked to be patient because many of the roads remain a mess from the weekend storm. 

"Be patient because this has been a hard winter and it will be hard on all of our roads in this area," Sheriff Joe Keeling.

"I've noticed just around a few spots that there are some potholes. It seems like a few more than usual," driver Debra McClane says.

Keeling says the constant freezing and thawing of the roadways is creating more potholes, more cracks and more chipping. The ice and snow only complicates things.

"People travel these roads a lot and they travel it fast sometimes. They drive down and nothing happens and on the way back they hit something. They hit a big hole that apparently wasn't there before," Keeling says. 

The sheriff says drivers need to be aware. He's urging people to avoid rough spots when possible.

"It can cause, blow out your tires. It can cause you to lose control of your car," Keeling says. 

Crews will start repairing the roads come spring, but there could be a setback. The county may not be able to afford permanently fixing some of the roads. But at least they'll get a temporary patch.

"I think they do an excellent job, so I'm not really concerned," McClane says.

The sheriff is also asking drivers to obey all road closed signs and weight limit signs. Truck drivers who need to use a closed road can contact a district road commissioner for help. 

Those commissioners are:

  • District One: Charles Cusick
  • District Two: David "DJ" WanWormer Jr.
  • District Three: J. Derek Guisewite
  • District Four: Roy Berberich
  • District Five: James Kensler
  • District Six: David Gill
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